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[Bug 7059] Forking XPath

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 17:37:44 +0000
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Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@redhat.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@redhat.com>  2009-06-26 17:37:44 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> > I strongly suggest that you work with XQuery and XSL Working Groups, which
> > produce the XPath specification, to come up with a better solution.
> 
> Note that that's what I tried first.

Let's keep working on it ... 

> I'd personally be OK with pursuing making prefixless expressions not to match
> no-namespace nodes in HTML documents Gecko if the WebKit developers are OK with
> making the same change to WebKit. Right now, the HTML5 spec, Gecko and WebKit
> agree, so we have interop and a spec that matches implementation, which is a
> pretty good situation to be in.

But HTML documents are widely read by many applications that are not web
browsers, and some of these use XQuery or XSLT to extract data from web pages. 

XPath handling has to work in all of these environments. And the XPath language
used in all of these environments should correspond to the XPath specification.


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